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Main Event: Rollins looks to stomp out Ziggler
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Seth Rollins committed the ultimate betrayal of The Shield only a few short weeks ago. After adapting to survive, what can the evolved Rollins do? Tonight on WWE Main Event, Dolph Ziggler steps to the plate to take another swing at The Authority by taking on Rollins. Plus, Luke Harper takes on one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions in Jimmy Uso! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!

We are LIVE from Green Bay, Wisc. Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton have the call for this week.

WWE COO Triple H kicks us off. HHH says there is a lot of controversy in the WWE as of late, with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan being stripped of his title. A clip is replayed of a doctor declaring Bryan will be out for another month. HHH blames all the fans for Bryan being stripped, stating they deserve a champion who can defend the belt. HHH reminds the fans that this is why they are having a WWE World Heavyweight Championship ladder match at Money in the Bank. Cesaro, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, and WWE United States Champion Sheamus are reviewed as participants and HHH guarantees a historic match.

HHH moves on to another controversy and a clip replays Seth Rollins turning against The Shield. HHH asks the crowd to help him welcome "the future of the WWE."

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. HHH says everyone knows why he did it and really wants to know how it felt. Rollins talks about the clarity that hit him as he cracked a steel chair across the back of Roman Reigns. Rollins describes the confusion of Dean Ambrose before he dropped him as well. Rollins felt the power and says The Shield and anyone in the crowd will never know that power because they are mediocre. Rollins points out the gutlessness most have and HHH understands the power of seizing opportunities and doing what needs to be done to be the best. Rollins adapted and evolved and he says this is the evolution of Seth Rollins. Rollins calls The Shield dead weight and he had to cut them loose.

Rollins wants to take the time to thank the man who helped him create this opportunity and thanks HHH. Dolph Ziggler interrupts. Ziggler congratulates Rollins for turning into scum. Ziggler says Rollins is like any backstabber and takes shortcuts. Ziggler aims to be the bet in the ring every night. Tonight, Ziggler plans to show what it means to be a star in the WWE with a boss holding his hand.

(Commercials)

Match One: Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso) vs. Luke Harper (w/Erick Rowan)

Luke Harper muscling Jimmy Uso around the ring. Corner work landing for Harper. Side kick and an uppercut from Uso land. Flying attack caught by Harper and he clubs Uso down. Drop toehold puts Harper down on the second rope. Splash connects across the back of Harper and Uso follows with a flying clothesline. Uso off the ropes and Harper tosses and bounces Uso off the ropes before landing a chop. Harper keeping Uso down and a suplex gets pairof nearfalls from Harper.

Gator roll into a side headlock for Harper. Uso clubbed down after landing elbows to the body. Uso with a boot in the corner and a corkscrew splash lands. Uso charging a downed Harper in the corner and Harper gets up to land the big boot. Uso fights back from the apron and backdrops Harper to the floor. Suicide dive countered by a Harper forearm. Clothesline attempt is met by a Superkick and a rollup from Uso.

Winners by pinfall: Jimmy Uso

(Commercials)

Prior to the match, video airs of Kofi Kingston saying Rusev loves makes a living in a country that he hates. Lana talks about American women, saying they are prisoners of society. Lana takes a few shots at the weight of Americans and declares that American men all want women like her. Lana then says they cannot have a girl like her because she only likes strong Russians, like Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Match Two: Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev (w/Lana)

Rusev unable to catch Kofi Kingston, who lands quick strikes. Rusev picks him up and Kingston turns into a sunset flip. Punch misses as Kingston is on the mat and Rusev turns into an upkick from Kingston off his back. Kingston tries to slide under Rusev, who nearly locks in The Accolade. Forearm to the back of the head leads to Rusev stomping and kicking Kingston down. Kick out of the corner lands for Kingston and springboard crossbody gets Kingston a nearfall.

Kicks landing for Kingston and he mounts Rusev in the corner for punches. Rusev picks Kingston up and lays him on the top rope to land knees to the ribs. Kingston tossed outside and thrown into the barricade as Lana encourages Rusev.

Back inside, Kingston lands a dropkick that puts Rusev on the ropes. Rusev comes back with a Superkick that knocks Kingston down. Lana gives the orders and Rusev locks in The Accolade.

Winner by submission: Rusev

(Commercials)

Renee Young with Summer Rae. Young discusses the relationship between Summer and Fandango and her attack on Layla Monday night. Young asks if it was jealous. Summer Rae was fine with Layla being with Fandango until she rubbed her face in it, so she decided to give the catty Layla some milk.

Layla comes from behind with a box of kitty litter and attacks Summer Rae. Layla then dumps milk on her head and leaves her laid out.

(Commercials)

Match Three: Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins

Lockup sees Seth Rollins take the back and Dolph Ziggler hits a standing switch. Rollins moves outside to regroup and lands a kick to the midsection on reentry. Side headlock takeover lands and Rollins with a shoulder bump. Hip toss from Ziggler connects for a nearfall.

Ziggler with a side headlock takeover of his own. Shoulder bump of his own lands. Rollins leapfrogging and ducking and Ziggler connects with a dropkick. Dropkick again is caught and Rollins catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckle. Ziggler down and out on the floor as we break.

(Commercials)

Rollins working the rear chinlock as we return and a trio of suplexes connect for a nearfall. Ziggler choked across the ropes and sent into the corner hard by Rollins. Rollins again with a whip. Ziggler locks in a sleeper and Rollins backs him up into the corner. Ziggler with a forearm and a backdrop. Elbow drops connecting for Ziggler for a nearfall.

Backslide from Rollins gets a nearfall. Ziggler off the ropes, but Rollins turns it into a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Rollins up top. Ziggler meets him and gets dropped with a punch. Rollins up and comes down on a dropkick from Ziggler that nearly steals the match.

DDT attempt from Ziggler is pushed away by Rollins. Backdrop puts Rollins on the apron and he gets an enzuigiri. Springboard attempt is ducked under by Ziggler. Ziggler charges and nearly wins with the Famouser. Sleeper attempt is shaken off and Ziggler going for mounted punches. Rollins powerbombs Ziggler into the corner and hits the Curb Stomp.

Winner by pinfall: Seth Rollins

The show closes with Seth Rollins celebrating his win.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Click here to follow Nolan on Twitter.